Building PnP Provisioning notifier Bot

What we're going to build in this post:

  1. Azure web job, which is triggered by a queue message from a custom site template (previously known as site design). The job uses PnP Framework to provision a new site based on the PnP template.
  2. MS Teams bot, which pushes notifications to the configured channel about the provisioning state.

As usual, for such "code-behind posts", the sources are available under GitHub here

High-level overview

This is how the approximate solution looks like:

Cosmos database contains notification settings. It includes channel id (the channel, which receives notifications about provisioning state), service URL (we use this URL to send proactive messages to, can be obtained from bot activity), and tenant id (optional). PnP provisioning reads the database and proactively pushes notifications using bot credentials to all configured channels. More...